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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Josie Heck will share relaxation and bonding exercises with moms and babies. Please bring a towel or blanket.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Bible study
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Leave your light sabers at home and bring your Jedi craft skills to the Children's Department for some Star Wars themed crafts. We will have paper cube characters you can make and Star Wars coloring sheets.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
We are going to be doing a storytime about goats and farm animals at Prairie Fruit Farms and see a real baby goat! This is a working farm with dairy goats, chickens, and farmland.

The route from Urbana is currently closed while they expand Olympia Drive but if you take Cunningham (RT 45) North towards Rantoul and turn left on Ford Harris Road you can follow the signs. More directions are listed here www.prairiefruits.com/directions. This is a great chance to hear a storytime at an Urbana farm!
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Celebrate all things comic at this Imbibe Urbana First Friday event! Come read your favorite comic to yourself or your children. We'll also have coloring pages for those who want to color or draw their favorite superhero!

The first 25 people to stop by will receive a free comic in preparation for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday! We'll have more activities then!

The Library will be open until 8:00 p.m. for this special Imbibe Urbana event!
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
To celebrate Free Comic Book Day come sharpen your superhero skills. Save the city, lift weights with ease, and pick your own free comic! Come in costume to enter the costume contest!

For more comics and the chance to win a prize, don't forget to visit G-Mart and the Champaign Public Library. Visit all three locations and get your passport stamped to win! #fcbd17cu
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Let's celebrate moms on their special day with stories and songs. We'll also make a special card for you to give to your mother.
For children ages 2 and up and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join us for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. Choose a game to play from the library's collection of board games for adults and families. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like deck-building Dominion and treasure-hunting Tobago. Never heard of 'em? No problem. We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Come with your children to listen the book’s storytelling in English and Spanish, enjoy traditional songs, and make a craft!

Vengan con sus niños a escuchar la narración del libro en inglés y español, disfrutar canciones tradicionales, y hacer una manualidad!

This program is presented by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.

Presentado por el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CLACS), Universidad de Illinois.

For children of all ages and their families.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Enjoy the creative artwork by the students of Hua Nian Art Studio on display in Children's Services May 14-28.

For more information, visit Hua Nian Art Studio.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Almost “A” features some of the most talented and in-demand performers in the area: Dorothy Martirano (violin), Armand Beaudoin (bass), George Turner (guitar), Sam Gingher (piano and melodica), and Ricardo Flores (percussion). The musicians have strong and diverse backgrounds in classical, contemporary art music, jazz, and Latin jazz with folk, gypsy, gypsy jazz, tango, and klezmer.

Location
The Busey-Mills Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Josie Heck will share relaxation and bonding exercises with moms and babies. Please bring a towel or blanket.

Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Read by Design when you join us for the 2017 Summer Reading Program Kick-Off with an outdoor party for everyone!

Enjoy live music and a demonstration from the folks at Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics, and music. Don't miss sidewalk chalk, games, ice cream, and lemonade. And before you leave, sign-up for one of our free summer reading clubs to make the fun last all summer long!

If it rains, the event will move to the Lewis Auditorium.

For Families.

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library.

This concert is generously sponsored by Larry and Margaret Jobe in honor of grandsons Arlin and Berk Orr.
Location
Cherry Alley
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time with stories, songs, and a craft!

For children ages 3-6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
You can visit with Library staff at Read at the Market, a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square, located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets in downtown Urbana. Enjoy a story on the Magic Reading Carpet, learn about programs, services, and what's new on the shelves.

Read at the Market is sponsored by The Urbana Free Library in collaboration with the Market at the Square.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Hua Nian is a local artist and the instructor of Hua Nian Art Studio. Join us when she teaches children basic drawing skills that will lead to a story-drawing adventure.

For children of ages 5 and up (7 and under with a caregiver).
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to learn to play chess or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.
Location
Children's Services
Library
The Urbana Free Library

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Questions? Call Children's Services at 217-367-4069 or stop by the question desk.


Welcome to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - a year-round reading program for children ages birth to five years. It's the fun, exciting, and free way to start children on the path to success.

One of the most reliable predictors of school success is being read to during early childhood. The Library would like to help support you as you prepare your child for kindergarten. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.



Book prizes are funded by the Friends of The Urbana Free Library